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Ismail Sabri: Melaka CMCO is fake news

Melaka

Rumours that Melaka will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is fake news. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today anyone monitoring his daily press conferences would know that he had never announced that Melaka would be placed under CMCO.

Former contractor gets 14 days' jail, fine for failing to self-quarantine

Melaka

For failing to self-quarantine after returning from Sabah as ordered by the Health Ministry, a former contractor was today sentenced to 14 days' jail and fined RM1,000 by the magistrates court here. Magistrate Muhammad Nazrin Ali Rahim passed the sentence on Md Syafrizan Salleh, 32, after he pleaded guilty to the offence and he is to start the jail term from today.

Nurse lodges police report against 'randy' Covid-19 patient

Melaka

A nurse attached to the Melaka Hospital alleged she was sexually harassed by a senior citizen who is undergoing Covid-19 treatment at the hospital last Saturday. The nurse, 29, claimed she was harassed by the 60-year-old man while caring for the patient in the Intensive Care Unit. The man allegedly made salacious remarks to the nurse while she was carrying out a medical procedure on him.

Melaka records puzzling 'sporadic' Covid-19 case

Melaka

A Covid-19 case was detected in Tanjung Kling here, yesterday. The patient – categorised as a "sporadic case" – has had no close contact with Covid-19 patients, and no recent travel history outside of the state. State Health and Anti-Drugs Exco member Rahmad Mariman said the case is under investigation by the Melaka State Health Department (JKNM) to identify the cause of the infection.

100 Seri Negeri complex staff undergo swab test

Melaka

About 100 staff of the Seri Negeri complex here underwent Covid-19 swab tests after a state assemblyman was tested positive for the virus last Wednesday. State Secretary Datuk Seri Hasim Hasan said the tests were carried out at the Seri Negeri Clinic here by the Putra Specialist Hospital last Friday. “Individuals who underwent the swab test included Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, myself and all members of the Melaka State Executive Council and all the test results came out negative,“ he told Bernama here today.

State Health Dept denies viral WhatsApp message of Melaka Sentral Covid-19 case

Melaka

The Melaka Health Department has denied a viral WhatsApp message claiming that foreign nationals who are Covid-19 positive were at the Melaka Sentral bus terminal on Friday (July 24). "The voice recordings and images that went viral on WhatsApp were taken at random by unknown individuals, however, the Melaka Health Department would like to clarify that the content of the voice recording involved is not true," said State Health director Dr Ismail Ali in a statement on Saturday (July 24)

Melaka to lift dining-in restriction tomorrow

Melaka

Restaurateurs and hoteliers here are allowed to provide dining in starting tomorrow. Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali said the decision followed the significant reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases in Melaka over the past few weeks. He said the decision was also a “gift” to restaurateurs and hoteliers in conjunction with the swearing-in of the new Yang di-Pertua Negeri.Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam (pic) will take the oath as the seventh Yang di-Pertua Negeri tomorrow.

Taking pictures of flowers a pretty costly affair

Melaka

An outing to take pictures of blooming water hyacinths at a flood retention pond has landed 38 locals in trouble. They had made the trip to the pond in Taman Semabok Perdana here to take pictures of the purple “pokok keladi bunting”, said Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afzanizar Ahmad said All 38 individuals were brought in to the Melaka Tengah police headquarters here at noon yesterday.

Melaka to allow Friday prayers in mosques from May 29, says mufti

Melaka

Friday prayers in mosques in Melaka will be allowed from May 29 but with conditions, Melaka Mufti Datuk Abdul Halim Tawil said today. The decision on the matter was reached at a special meeting of the Melaka Fatwa (Edict) Committee yesterday, he said. Abdul Halim said only 40 worshippers will be allowed for the Friday prayers but added that this will be subject to developments and the consideration of the National Security Council.

Jonker Walk on last legs with ongoing MCO, says local councillor

Melaka

The iconic Jonker Street may not survive much longer without domestic tourism says a Melaka local councillor. Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) councillor Tan Chin Gwan said he is afraid that businesses at the tourism hotspot would not be able to sustain until June if there is no plan in place to revive the street. "Almost a dozen business entities at Jonker Walk had been forced to close down as the owners were unable to sustain the monthly rentals as well as salaries for their workers.

Melaka govt allows hawkers, small traders to operate within housing areas

Melaka

Many coffee shops and eateries in the city and surrounding areas are not keen to reopen their business for dine-in. In the Bundusan area, business owners also feel that business might not necessarily bounce back even if they reopen for dine-in.

Melaka to allow four mosque officials to perform congregational Tarawih prayers

Melaka

Only four mosques officials are allowed to perform Tarawih prayers in congregation at all mosques in the state beginning today. Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali, however said, the four officials ― mosque chairman, imam, bilal and siak ― must adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure set by the Health Ministry.